Al Ain School

  • Client Private
  • Location Al Ain, Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Sector Education

This private school in Al Ain, Dubai, draws inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern architecture and contemporary design principles. Passive design elements including sheltered spaces, shades, and masonry construction are paired with modern sustainability measures to optimise environmental performance wherever possible.

In respect of local cultural conventions, the masterplan separates male- and female-only campuses with an outdoor playing field and undulating roof structure symbolising the flow of water in a ‘falaj’, the spirit and life of Al Ain. The plan also incorporates indoor sporting fields, a library and performing arts facilities, and a cafe, all of which are organised along a shared circulation route.